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English Reference for sou (そう)

Kana
そう
sou
Definitions
  1. adverb so, really, seeming
  2. na-adjective suffix (after masu stem and adj-stem) appearing that, seeming that, looking like, having the appearance of
Conjugations
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative そうだ
souda
そうです
soudesu
そうじゃない
soujanai
そうではない
soudehanai
そうでわありません
soudewaarimasen
Past Indicative そうだった
soudatta
そうでした
soudeshita
そうでわなかった
soudewanakatta
そうでわありませんでした
soudewaarimasendeshita
te-form そうで
soude
Volitional そうだろう
soudarou
Provisional そうであれば
soudeareba
そうではなければ
soudehanakereba
Causative そうにさせる
sounisaseru
そうにさせない
sounisasenai
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Example sentences
Smokers are far more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers are
There is every sign of rain
I'll be late for school
The president of the university is likely to resign
He tried to speak by word or gesture
After a while, the little black rabbit stopped eating and sat down, and looked very sad
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